6/18/2010

FFF


It's been a couple of weeks since I participated in FFF, so I thought I'd join in at Susanne's this week.
This is actually from the past 2 or 3 weeks, so bear with me!

1.  Check out this bowl that we got from Husband's uncle and lady friend (LF)  from Denmark:
       The designer is Georg Jensen, who is a very popular Danish designer.  He has the coolest stuff, but most of  it's  a little out of my price range!


2.  Sharing my mountains with Husband's uncle and LF:


3.  Discovering a series of books:  Andrew Greeley is a priest (I had no  idea until I finished the 1st book and read the bio on the back!), sociologist, and author.  He is the author of a series of books that begin with the word "Irish".  I read the 2nd book and am currently reading the 1st.   (The library didn't have the 1st one when I found the books.)   The main characters are an Irish young lady and an Irish-American young man.  She is from a poor  family out in the country, he is from an upper class from Chicago.  In the first book, she is an accountant student, singer, and actress working her way through school.   He does nothing.  He went to Notre Dame to play football, but quit the team halfway through the year.  He then went to Marquette, but didn't finish.  So, he worked with stocks.  Apparently he wasn't very good at it, until one day (quite by accident), he accidentally bought a lot more stock than he should have.  The next work day, he went in, and the stocks ended up making him millions of dollars, which he invested.  I should have such luck!
Anyway, (and this is the kind of strange part) she has visions that she has to have explained.  In the second book (which I read first), she sees what turns out to be people from a civil war prisoner of war camp.  They research (or rather, he  does because he doesn't have a job and she does!) and find out what really happened.  In the first book (which I'm currently reading), his grandparents were involved in the IRA, but they had to leave Ireland and were told if they came back they would be shot.  So, he is trying to figure out why.  Of course the books are fiction, but they do have some history and even a little bit of romance mixed in.

4.  Nice Metro workers in DC.  Anytime I had a question, YS' farecard didn't work, and LF's farecard not having enough exit fare, the workers were courteous and most helpful.

5.  A  short, spur of the moment  vacation.


























To participate, link up at Susanne's Living to Tell the Story.

16 comments:

  1. Sounds like great books. Talk about him having the luck of the Irish.

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  2. I have seen Andrew Greeley's books around for years, but never picked one up, just might have to add one to my summer reading list.

    We were in DC this week too. You can check out my highlights here...

    http://lovebeinginthekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/06/friday-fave-five-june-18-2010.html

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  3. What a pretty bowl! Thanks for the description of the books - I might be inspired to look for those, and read! And isn't it nice to get away for a vacation, with beautiful sites and nice people? What can beat that?

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  4. What a cool-looking bowl. Those mountains are gorgeous. Isn’t it nice when workers are pleasant! Makes the world a happier place. Glad you squeezed in the little vacation. Have a blessed weekend!

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  5. All good stuff...can't ask for more than that. Right?

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  6. Love the bowl, but love the mountain picture even more. Running horses at the foot of the mountains? Can it get any better than that???

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  7. Loved hearing about your DC trip. I grew up near there and have taken the kids to visit many times. You really saw a lot in your short time. I didn't know about the Pentagon memorial either.....I will have to check that out this summer. That bowl is really cool looking, very impressive design. :)

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  8. That bowl is very pretty. Thanks for the tip on the books, I am always looking for good ones to read. Sounds like a great week.

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  9. My sister in law enjoyed his books. I see them a lot at Goodwill FYI. A nice cheap alternative. :0)
    How nice to take a quick trip to DC. Like the collage...
    Have a great weekend.

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  10. Your mountains are just beautiful.

    The books sound interesting. I have about 20 books lined up waiting for me right now...

    Beautiful collage, too. Have a great weekend.

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  11. A rather interesting bowl, different.

    Ah, the mountains call my name, but the ocean screamed louder so I'm now on the East Coast in PEI.

    Your photo is fab

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  12. What a beautiful mountain view. I could sit and look at that for hours if I lived near it. And your new bowl is lovely. Very pretty in its sparseness. Have a great week.

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  13. I love spur of the moment vacations.

    You live in a beautiful spot. Mountains are my escape place. I would love to live closer to them. That picture is just gorgeous.

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  14. Thanks for that little intro to AGreeley's books. And how nice that you've had such good help from the metro workers. I like the looks of your short vacation -- so much to see there.

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  15. Beautiful FFF. The pics are gorgeous...I love that bowl its very pretty!

    Also, I've been reading Father Greeley's Nuala books forever...in fact, I am a Moira Finnuala myself. Not as in I identify with Nuala but as in my name is truly that.

    I don't know if you've googled AG to get more on his bio but the good Father was in a car accident a few years ago and suffered brain trauma. He is out of his coma and undergoing speech and physical therapy. Prayers are deeply appreciated.

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  16. I love that bowl! It's beautiful. You've had some fun things to do this week, especially the little vacation. I'll have to look up Andrew Greeley at my library. Thanks for the heads up on him.

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